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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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A Guided Tour of LibreOffice

 FOSSforce: The Start Center is a convenient place to get started with recent documents.

HP Picks Up Stackato PaaS to add More Cloud Confusion

InternetNews.com: HP is growing its cloud offering with the acquisition of the Stackato Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business from ActiveState.

Open source software is the only way to keep up

 opensource.com: Allison Randal of Hewlett-Packard began her keynote for OSCON 2015 with a quotation I'd never heard: "I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists simply to make money.

OpenDaylight Beryllium Takes Shape

Enterprise Networking Planet: Developers at the OpenDaylight Summit discuss their hopes and plans for the next release of open-source Software Defined Networking platform.

The Implications of Cloud Native

redmonk: Two months ago, “Cloud Native” was something of a new term

US Air Force lab: robots, open source, and virtual reality

 opensource.com: Three US Air Force Research Laboratory interns are exploring how open source-powered virtual reality can help students and researchers collaborate.

The right way to fail

 opensource.com: At OSCON this year, Amye Scavarda and Leslie Hawthorn gave a talk entitled "Fear of Failing Fast: How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Success.

Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment

 ItRunsOnLinux: The developers of the lightweight desktop environment Enlightenment (used in various Linux distributions) announced their 0.19.7 release.

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Feral Interactive Have Something Up Their Sleeve For Tomorrow

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Psychological Horror Adventure Game 'Fran Bow' To Release Next Month, Has New Trailer

Fran Bow is a creepy point-and-click adventure game about a young girl, who has witnessed the brutal murders of her parents and is sent off to a…

Skullgirls Now In Closed Beta For Linux, Here Are My Thoughts & A Video

I am no stranger to fighting games, and I have been excited to get my hands on Skullgirls! I am lucky enough to be in the closed beta for the Linux…

The Wine Development Release 1.7.48 Is Now Available

Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.7.48 have many small changes including 39 bugfixes. A new issue of…

GOL Cast: Saving Humanity In Nomad Fleet

Nomad Fleet developed by Autarca is a one-man indie strategy game that combines elements from FTL, Homeworld and even Battlestar Galactica into a…

Some Thoughts On Terraria Now It Has A Beta For Linux

Now that Terraria has been released, and I’ve had some time to put into it, here’s my thoughts on this new Linux game. It’s been a…

Bound By Flame RPG May Get A Linux Version

Thanks to SteamDB it seems that Bound By Flame a graphically pleasing RPG may get a Linux version. It has mixed reviews, but it may be worth a look.…

Shadowrun: Hong Kong RPG Arrives On August 20th For Linux

Shadowrun: Hong Kong now has a release date, and it's not far off at all. The game will release on the 20th of August! The good thing is you don't…

The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Now Available On GOG For Linux

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is reasonably well rated crime adventure game, and GOG have now published it in their DRM free library. I've…

Super Dungeon Run, Guiding Hapless Heroes Through A Dungeon On Linux, Some Thoughts

Super Dungeon Run recently released on Steam for Linux in Early Access, and the gameplay sounded interesting so I gave it a run or two.About the game…

Starship Rubicon, A Space Combat Roguelike Updated With A Linux Port, Some Thoughts

Starship Rubicon instantly captured my interest with its mix of space combat, visuals from NASA, and the promise of gameplay like FTL, only you pilot…

The Open Source Project 'Xoreos' Released 0.0.2 'Aribeth'

xoreos is a FLOSS project aiming to reimplement BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), covering their games starting with Neverwinter Nights and…

We Have Ten Copies Of The Fantastic Victor Vran To Give Away!

We love Victor Vran, and we love the developers Haemimont Games for bringing it to Linux. We have teamed up with the developers to throw ten keys at…

Gunscape, FPS World-building Hybrid Launches For Linux September 9th

Gunscape is a mix of first-person shooting, and world building that will be launching out of Early Access on September 9th! What has me interested is…

Submerged, A Third-person Combat-free Adventure Game May Get Linux Support

Submerged was pointed out to us in our forum, and it seems the developers are considering a Linux version, and even testing it right now. The game…